Joseph Mallord William Turner

?Eamont Bridge near Penrith

1809

In Tate Britain

Prints and Drawings Room

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Artist
Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775–1851
Medium
Graphite on paper
Dimensions
Support: 116 x 185 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856
Reference
D07543
Turner Bequest CX 5

Catalogue entry

A quick, slight sketch in which the variegated sky is the main subject. The bridge is perhaps not the same as that on folio 4 of the sketchbook (D07542), identifiable as Gote Bridge, Cockermouth. As folio 6 (D07544) shows Cross Fell, east of Penrith, it might be Eamont Bridge just south of the town and drawn at the time of Turner’s visit to Lowther Castle.
Verso:
Blank

David Blayney Brown
August 2009

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